record. it was about time it was broken. she has excellent equipment, and in qualifying last weekend, she made the most of it. the proof of the pudding, of course, will be on sunday. >> do you feel like you paved the way for her? >> oh, when i first put a car in the field at indianapolis for the 500 mile race there and also at the day tony nap 500, when i put a car in the field for indianapolis, it was on the front page of the newspapers, not the sports page, the newspapers. in los angeles, detroit, chicago, and so on and so forth. and that is the kind of effect that danica will vin if she wins the race. >> wow. it seems like, you know, danica really has the respect of a lot of other drivers and fans. and she will still tell you it's been a tough road going. but you, you know, were heckled.